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9 July 1998 (Germany) See more »
Vorsicht! Bissiger Nachbar!
The neighbor families Grabowski and Wolters start a quarrel about a minor issue, which soon develops into a war. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Christine Kaufmann ... Karin Wolters
Rainer Basedow ... Horst Wolters

Katharina Thalbach ... Monika Grabowski
Thierry van Werveke ... Jürgen Grabowski
Jasmin Gerat ... Sabine Grabowski, geb. Wolters
Antonia Reß ... Judith Wolters
Frank Giering ... Frank Wolters
Marc Richter ... Karsten Grabowski
Tim Wohlfarth ... Stefan Grabowski
Ralf Bauer ... Thorsten
Thomas Meinhardt
Katja Marie Glienke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kai Taschner ... Telefonstimme (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Felix Dünnemann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christoph Scholz  writer

Produced by
Herbert G. Kloiber .... producer
Manfred Thurau .... line producer
Rikolt von Gagern .... producer
Martin Ganz .... co-producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Axel Sand 
Film Editing by
Cornelie Strecker  (as Connie Strecker)
Casting by
Rita Serra-Roll 
Production Design by
Matthias Kammermeier 
Matthias Müsse 
Art Direction by
Hermann Größ 
Costume Design by
Verena Sapper 
Makeup Department
Regine Bastian .... makeup artist
Birger Laube .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Bolz .... production manager
Irmgard Jaeger .... executive in charge of production (as Irmy E. Jaeger)
Florian Nilson .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cornelia Canady .... assistant director
Art Department
Sabine Däumler .... stand-by propman (as Sabine Jörs)
Matthias Schmalzl .... construction foreman
Michael Wollny .... prop buyer
Sound Department
Frank Gorgas .... assistant sound
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
Thomas Meyer .... sound
Max Rammler-Rogall .... sound mixer
Alexander Saal .... sound designer
Axel Vogelmann .... sound editor
Michael Keinath .... foley editor (uncredited)
Michael Keinath .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Heinz Ludwig .... special effects
Bruno Wocher .... special effects
Sepp Leinfelder .... stunts
Jörg Pohl .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Fischer .... lighting technician
Patrick Fuchs .... lighting technician
Yvonne Geiler .... key grip
Holger Greiß .... lighting designer
Christof Oefelein .... assistant camera
Michael Paschke .... lighting technician
Dixie Schmiedle .... camera operator: second unit
Bernd Schultz .... dolly grip
Allan Titmuss .... still photographer: Chet Baker's photo
Walter Wehner .... still photographer
Jens Winkler .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Michael Tschechow .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tina Meister .... wardrober
Heike Ohse .... wardrober
Editorial Department
Anna Maria Bauer .... positive re-cutter
Christa Garmeier .... negative cutter
Barbara Hörmann .... assistant editor: avid
Eva-Marion Jack .... post-production coordinator
Ingrid Lingenberg .... color timer
Location Management
Tobias Günthner .... location scout
Sebastian Pilz .... second location manager
Music Department
Andreas Kirnberger .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Malte Bittner .... production driver
Natasha Nilson .... production driver
Erik Wegener .... production driver
Other crew
Ariane Blank .... script girl
Katja Erhard .... trainee
Florian Haid .... controller
Ilona Hüttersen .... production press
Gerald Kipper .... motifs service
Almuth Pfaff .... script editor
Gottfried Reisecker .... laboratory coordinator
Hannah Richardson .... production coordinator
Kilian Steiner .... legal advisor
Bernadette von Monteglas .... children caretaker
Tatjana Zimek .... animal trainer
Crew believed to be complete

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83 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An exceptionally poor German comedy, 1 October 1998
Author: kh-2 from Chemnitz, Germany

This movie essentially is a "Romeo and Juliet" in a current German middle-class suburb with a humorous side-plot describing the war between two neighbors. It's supposed to be funny but actually it's offering the worst kind of flat, narrow-minded, stupid humor I've ever had to watch. Everything in this movie (except the one second of genuine humor involving a cat) is predictable, boring, and not even remotely funny. A typical scene: Wife (to husband): "I have a lover.". Cut. Closeup to wife's face with a black eye. Cool humor, huh? Not. The acting ranges from acceptable to the deepest "daily soap" level, but I guess even good actors wouldn't stand a chance against a script like this. Of the 5000 seconds of my life this movie has stolen I enjoyed one, had to smile for three others, and was bored, annoyed and offended by the other 4996. And I thought "Repossessed" was bad comedy. I had no idea...

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